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On SAGE Insight: PTSD and the War of Words

The importance of diagnostic categories: a reflection on the fluctuating names for posttraumatic stress disorder. What’s in a name? In psychiatry, a great deal. The names for most psychiatric disorders reflect professional consensus rather than neuropathology. These names evolved over … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Sexiness on Social Media: The Social Costs of Using a Sexy Profile Photo

From Sexualization, Media, & Society The sexualization of girls and women is highly prevalent in Western media and consumer culture sending the message to girls and women that being sexy is valued. Using an experimental methodology, this study assessed college … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Experienced journalists offer tips on how to spot “fake news”

Article title: Reel-time news: As “fake news” dominates headlines, Index’s global team of experienced journalists offers tips on how to spot falsehoods before you click and share From Index on Censorship Manipulating news and discrediting the media are techniques that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The obstacles in the path of the success of women journalists in Chinese media

Article title: Naked Swimmers: Chinese women journalists’ experience of media commercialization From Media Culture Society In accordance with the global trend of women’s employment in journalism, China has witnessed an unprecedented increase in women’s participation in the news profession over … Continue reading

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A quarter century of excluding women’s sports in televised news and highlight shows

“It’s dude time!” A quarter century of excluding women’s sports in televised news and highlight shows From Communication & Sport Despite the growing interest in women’s sport during the current televised FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, this study, a … Continue reading

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The media’s role in lawmaking

The media’s role in lawmaking: A case study analysis From The International Journal of Press/Politics There is a lack of studies showing the mechanisms through which the media may affect lawmaking. As a result, there is little knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Public views on the ‘self-sexualization’ of Miley Cyrus

‘Pole-arized’ discourse: An analysis of responses to Miley Cyrus’s Teen Choice Awards pole dance From Feminism & Psychology The Sexualization of girlhood is a current issue in the US and around the world. This study attempts to explore public views … Continue reading

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Fracking in the UK press: Threat dynamics in an unfolding debate

From Public Understanding of Science Some  believe that fracking is a sensible “clean” solution to our energy needs. Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. Fracking activity in the … Continue reading

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Women’s Sport coverage at an all-time low for local and national television

Women play sport, but not on TV: A longitudinal study of televised news media From Communication & Sport While news coverage of sport fills television screens across America, many women’s sports fans are left without any updates on their favorite … Continue reading

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The mutual benefits of green-cultural criminology

A green-cultural criminology: An exploratory outline From Crime Media Culture “Green criminology” is concerned with crimes and harms affecting the natural environment, the planet, and the associated impacts on human and non-human life. Within the last two decades, “green criminology” … Continue reading

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Quantitative Skills Conference at the British Academy

I recently attended an excellent conference at the British Academy on Quantitative Skills, with a focus on international comparisons. The main question posed by the conference was, ‘How well trained are UK social science students in quantitative skills?’ The resounding … Continue reading

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Witnessing the UK Wootton Bassett repatriations through media images: Implications for victimology

Witnessing Wootton Bassett: An exploration in cultural victimology From Crime Media Culture Wootton Bassett is a small town in England. It is situated close to the Royal Air Force Lyneham base where service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are … Continue reading

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Exploring the links between media and the changing memories of the 2005 London bombings

Special Issue: Remembering the 2005 London bombings: Media, memory, commemoration From Memory Studies This month marks the sixth anniversary of the ‘7/7’ bombings. The attack was unprecedented and was the deadliest act of terrorism the UK has suffered since the Lockerbie … Continue reading

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Privacy and the press: An impressive collection of articles plus a recording of the notable Index privacy debate

In a piece recently featured on SAGE Insight, we highlight again this timely Index on Censorship issue on privacy, and in addition we draw your attention to the recent  impressive debate organized by Index; you can now  listen to the recording. … Continue reading

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Privacy is dead: Time to name and shame professional privacy invaders

Code breakers From Index on Censorship There is confusion at the heart of British debates about privacy. We tend to speak of journalists, of their role, their rights, their responsibilities and very often their lack of restraint and how it … Continue reading

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